In and Around Much Wenlock

Now all the hustle and bustle of the festive season is over, January and February can be quiet months, however this is not the case with plenty of things to do in Shropshire, and so many places to visit near the Gaskell Arms.

If you’re looking to make the most of surrounding area, and the New Year has given you the inspiration you need to keep fit, there is plenty of opportunity with walks in the surrounding area and established cycle paths.

Awarded ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status, Much Wenlock is a must visit place for walking enthusiasts. The Wenlock Walks are right on our doorstep, with 5 walks which are all less than 5km making them ideal for beginners, young and old explorers, and all abilities.

The walks are maintained in partnership Shropshire Council, Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership and Wenlock Footpaths Volunteers, ensuring you can explore the surrounding areas with ease.

Cyclists are also well catered for in Shropshire, with Much Wenlock featuring in a number of cycle routes. With trails on the Wenlock Edge, around Ironbridge and further afield, the Gaskell Arms is the perfect place to stop for a break, or indeed to stay after a long day of cycling.

For visitors that are perhaps looking to escape the winter weather, there are lots of events taking place in the local area including the Charles Darwin Festival, taking place in Shrewsbury from 12th to 15th February.

Why not take a look at the latest events here – there’s plenty to do so you definitely won’t be bored! If you are planning a visit to Shropshire, make sure you make time to visit the Gaskell Arms, whether it is for a coffee, a bite to eat or planning an overnight stay, get in touch today and let us know what you’re planning – call 01952 727212 or email

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